A quick search of the Internet makes it very apparent that the career market is requiring more specialized skills and yet the pool of qualified applicants from which employers are pulling is shrinking. There are articles addressing how to create a more skilled employee pool, proposals for more grants to encourage more education in specialized fields, and even schools that cater to specific “skill development” jobs rather than job attaining. A quick example : http://fortune.com/2014/11/12/middle-class-job-market-broken/
- What are we telling and teaching people on the job site?
- What do we tell our employees about developing a skill?
Frankly, people in what I have heard as defined as the middle class job market are not always coming out of college or high school with the “tool box” necessary to get them very far in their careers. The changing needs of employers and availability of jobs are caused by a host of reasons. I am here to talk about ways to help people take control of their marketability in their own lives. I am no economist, nor Professor sitting back to analyze the world at my leisurely whim; however, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the gap forming in the classes of jobs. As employers, we need to teach our staff how to invest in their futures in order to ensure their own futures. We need to show how easy it is to invest in their futures through some very simple strategies and tactics.